Re: [Slovak-World] Thanks
- Helene, Thanks for the magazines. I received them in the mail. The picture of your mom was neat. She looks great. Glad to hear she is doing so good.
I will mail you my subscription and check.
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From: helene cincebeaux
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 4:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Re:Question about an old custom
oh boy - i think we really are related - it just hit
me - you are a Sullivan - was your grandmother Mary
Barina Sullivan? from the Triple Cities - she lived in
Johnson City. Do you have a relative Terry who married
John Fox - If so Hi cousin!!!!
--- Jim Sullivan <jsulliv4@...> wrote:
> Hi all. I am new to the group. Is there anyone in
> this group old enough to recall this custom.
> I have a question regarding a custom about 50 yrs
> ago when I was a small boy.
> My mother used to take us what I think was called
> schlahating?? (phonetic) at around Spring/Easter
> Time. We would get pussy willow branches,
> twist/braid them, and then go to visit some old
> ladies. We would hit them (gently) with the switch
> and they would give us some money
> Any idea of what this custom means? What it was and
> any reasoning?? Maybe some of the facts as I
> remember them are unrelated.
> Any suggestions as to where to find an answer if you
> are not familiar with this??
> Thanks in advance.
> Jim S.
> Mother's Slovak name - Barina
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